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mission. critical three. four. three. three. three. three brown video for your media project free media don carty dot com. technology innovation all the developments around russia we've got the future covered. on the back with our own news review of the week from our take now russia became the target of worldwide criticism this last week over
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a recent law against the promotion of homosexuality to young people some activists even called for the boycott of next year's sochi winter olympics well one of russia's most famous athletes spoke out in support of the law this last week saying it's background is rooted in the country's history and culture a live picture isn't by her also said trying to boycott the games would be unfair to the competitors it's on the respect to our contrary at some respect to our citizen because we are russians maybe we are different than european people then other people from different lands we have our law which everyone have to respect and if some police and if some person who are not and not just try to make us such a problem as they does. by called the gears because of these because of our law so i think it's unfair front of their outlets. and it all sparked off from there is above his comments true widespread media fury with gay rights activists
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branding a homophobe however i spoke to ben harris quite nice britain's bowl group think tank agrees that the olympic should not be turned into an arena for political games billy her english was was slightly broken she clarified what she was trying to say in that when nations travel to international sporting events they should respect the the culture of the laws of the host nation and i think so you're right if you're going to take part in international sporting events as any country i think you have to go there in recognition of the fact that the country may well be different from your own it's a point of international engagement with russia because there's a there's a major international tournament that's that's going to take place next year i don't think it's appropriate to their political views in that forum clearly there are many athletes that feel the same way it's far from just russia we're in beijing in two thousand and eight hopefully we're going to be in qatar in twenty fourteen as well and it's about going to those countries and focusing on the sport not
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focusing on the differences but. in those countries intense coverage of the row over gay rights is being fueled by those upcoming winter olympics in russia r.t. this now and rory sushi in there we discuss the frenzy surrounding the law with a panel of experts. we are an international community bonded by the homophobia that affects all of us and what we have to do is take a stand against the fact that the government is actually preventing education rather than propaganda that is desperately needed feel people who are growing up lesbian and gay growing up with prejudice this causes death it causes distress anti gay bullying is terrific but it also is deep in issues because of the huge find it imposes an organization and individuals who even mention gay rights but i am going right against you know you i constantly as a journalist hear us and see sides but you know i constantly as a journalist here go on about gay rights in russia and i on this channel i've
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spoken various networks around the world about this i've not been penalized or find out or i'm just trying to give you good people at home the reality of the situation here i posted on facebook i started writing about the abuse on face for others in the protests and as as basically a scouse journalist here i know the reality of life and i just wanted to put to stop the exterior you know it doesn't snow all year around there's a simmering active thriving gay community in russia and indeed in sochi when i was filming the last week there was one that i just wanted to actually get my car on humble mature opinion regarding gay life in russia and i was nothing short of i was assassinated if there is one for having possibly you know you know pro you know thoughts on russia which is seen as as evil russia want to talk about it's a political commentator. there london as well as the recent levada poll recently saying that more than half of russian support the law and conservative traditions alexander your thoughts on that well i think first of all i've been asking some
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people here what is it the exactly the british athletes are playing to do in sort of other going to. get lifestyles or are they going to compete they're actually in the games themselves look at me tell you something about them. here and the gate will be as world. none none existing debate about gay marriage same sex marriage the debate was suppressed by the liberal elite nobody was allowed to say anything the moment you questioned if you're aware that it's a wise thing to do you were immediately accused of being. i think it's stunning for the gay community to realize you cannot prevent the people for having their own views and in london you know of what was there on complete and total intolerance total dolan's by the by the liberal elites that note a lot of this political correctness has turned into censorship all of the countries
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and i think this gets forgotten have signed in a limb pic charter which states that there is no kind of demonstration or political religious or racial propaganda allowed any olympic sites venues or other areas is the l z b t community going to allow this lympics to become about gay rights and not about the olympics and also what about other minorities that feel like they need to have their say at the olympics how many protests are we going to see or we're going to have a gay pride protest and then a protest about western countries that what russia to intervene in syria and then another protests from the environmentalists they don't think the olympics should be held there at all everyone is going to want to have their say. this but interesting twist to this is one of the western media refuse to turn this into a political scandal. russia's leading gay activist he's now saying he won't be talking to western journalists or he will because his words are being twisted and used to paint the country in a bad light was probably. an article in britain's guardian newspaper that suggested the russian government plans to take children away from homosexual couples the
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latest update for you. young man who was killed while being questioned by the f.b.i. might have been shot in the back of the head while lying face down on the ground the information came from private investigators hired by lawyers for the victim's father because u.s. intelligence is keeping everything under wraps he told. why he's lashing out at the f.b.i. for trying to cover up the details of his son's killing. a quaint residential neighborhood in florida and a father who can't hold back his tears. nothing will bring me peace as long as i live from the moment it happened i haven't been able to forget about it even for a second barely containing his grief. takes a moment several times during our interview. a few days ago he arrived in the u.s. from russia to seek answers for his son a brother games tragic death this is the entrance into the condo where twenty seven year old greg lived minutes away from disney world it was here that on may twenty
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second after reportedly being questioned by officials for hours he was shot and killed by the f.b.i. under circumstances most of which remain murky. from reminiscing about ibrahim as a child who was very much into sports. to looking through graphic images that a parent should never get to see images that will haunt him for the rest of his life which four or five shots right into the heart i've never seen things like this even in the movies not in the u.s. not in russia you know where. such violence from law enforcement nowhere have i seen anything like this but i mean. the morning father's on a mission to uncover the truth behind the f.b.i.'s killing of his son and he's even willing to say. this but i want justice honestly because an unprecedented intentional murder of my son took place.
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ibrahim came to the u.s. in two thousand and eight to study english and ended up staying to pursue a career in martial arts this spring he was questioned in connection with a triple homicide in massachusetts as well as the boston marathon bombings as officials believe the chechen young man had been friends with the deceased suspect a milan sir. the father says the only connection his son had to the tsar knives was a chechen background that had once prompt a. them to exchange phone numbers were given received multiple fatal gunshots to the heart and head during the night of the questioning the f.b.i. claimed a violent confrontation took place but has been blocking autopsy results from going public some reports suggested breggin was armed with a knife others a broomstick but there are also claims that he was not armed at all demands from the american civil liberties union and the council on american islamic relations for florida authorities to hold an investigation were declined while the f.b.i. claims to be conducting an inquiry of its own as we know they would never be able
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to prove his guilt in anything but because they killed him if they kept him alive tried him that would be a whole different story. showing us the postcards from american sending condolences to his family he holds those behind his son's killing would show some heart as well . maybe the f.b.i. will have some kind of guilt resurface and it meant that they committed this fatal mistake for several years prior to his death ibrahim was not able to leave the u.s. while waiting to be granted a green card he eventually received permanent residence status and had plans to visit home on may twenty fourth but he died two days earlier. i'll never get tired i'll do what i can i'm just not able to leave this. r.t. orlando florida more news twenty four seven for most on our website combs coming up now to midnight fifty five here in moscow more international news and more the
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violent spirals dozens of muslim brotherhood supporters are reportedly killed in a bid to escape custody during a prison transfer the death towards the deadliest week since the revolution has more than eight hundred in clashes between morsy loyalists and security forces. while the us government leads global condemnation of egypt's crackdown it stopped short of suspending military aid worth over a billion dollars a year. also the week's headlines a saudi prince who's defected from the royal family slams the want to keep a widespread human rights abuses and violently suppressing the opposition in his exclusive interview with us. london spying trash cans these wife i wasted it said causing a heap of trouble.